October 18, 2022
Dave discussed his professional journey with aspiring Chief Legal Officers at Deloitte’s terrific Next Generation CLO Academy held at Deloitte University. Dave noted...Continue Reading
I came to executive coaching following a 30 + year career leading large legal teams and, for the past 11 years, served as the Chief Legal Officer of a company that journeyed from the principal subsidiary of a giant multinational corporation to a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company.
Along the way, I have coached hundreds of professionals from all types of organizations with a myriad of personal and professional stories and achieved great results in their elevated self-confidence, overall fulfillment, and success.
I have been particularly helpful coaching professionals from underrepresented backgrounds who are new to organizations, may not have extensive experience working in complex institutions or simply have a different perspective on life than others seated around the power table. Good coaching is not some exercise that periodically rears its head from a generic “how-to” playbook at annual reviews or career transitions. To be meaningful, coaching must be suited to the individual, organization, and ongoing real-life experiences. It also must be highly confidential and rest on a foundation of understanding, trust and candor. I think of this as Context Coaching.
Context Coaching has been so effective because it probes and develops practical techniques to navigate real-life issues such as:
Through positive feedback I appreciate and live by the important qualities to have as a coach–be a good listener, objective but compassionate, apply a real-world understanding of complex organizations and trends, have thoughtful and actionable insights, and communicate in a forthright manner. I enjoy the process of connecting with people from different backgrounds and find it enormously rewarding to play a role in the professional growth and successes of others.Book a CONSULTATION
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October 2, 2019
As it appeared on the Brooklyn Law School website “I GREW UP ON PERRY MASON,” admitted Dave S. Hattem ’81, senior executive director,...Continue Reading